An exciting announcement for data-only Hotspots: Milestone 2 is officially here!
Data-Only Hotspots asserted on-chain can now earn HNT by transferring packets! This is a testing release (tagged
gateway-rs 1.0.0-alpha.19 https://github.com/helium/gateway-rs/releases/tag/v1.0.0-alpha.19) to find and squash a few more bugs. Please help the core devs by filing issues if you see a bug (https://github.com/helium/gateway-rs/issues). If you’re looking for a more stable release, please wait until a beta build is tagged.
A few things to note: • this release will consume more bandwidth. If you’re on cellular data backhaul, we DO NOT recommend updating to this release.
The team is actively working on resolving this issue so cell-backed data-only Hotspots can mine in the future. • Data-Only Hotspots will only mine if they’re added and asserted on the blockchain (https://docs.helium.com/mine-hnt/data-only-hotspots) • Earnings from transferring packets are low.
Do not attempt to purchase and set up a data-only Hotspot if you don’t know what you’re doing!